What we do - easy read

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We do four types of work:

1-2-1 Advocacy

1-2-1 advocacy is when you have someone to help you with a problem. They can help you understand things and say what you want to happen.

Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself. It is about saying what you want and getting your rights. We run different self-advocacy groups.

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Health Advocacy

This is people with learning disabilities speaking up for better health care. We work with doctors and hospitals to make sure people get treated fairly.

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Training

This is about training people so they know about things that affect people with learning disabilities.

You can find out more about each type of work below.
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1-2-1 Advocacy

Community Advocacy

Do you have a problem you can’t sort out by yourself?  An advocate can help you speak up and get your voice heard.

You can find out more by calling us on 020 8692 1862 or email info@lsup.org.uk

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Money Management Advocacy

An advocate that can help you with money and benefit problems.

You can find out more by contacting us on 07565 280157 or email info@lsup.org.uk

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Advocacy Surgery

Once a month you can get an appointment with a trained advocate. This is for people who do not have staff to help them.

Do you need help to make a phone call or fill out a simple form? You can ask for an appointment at our Surgery. It’s on the last Thursday of every month.

You can find out more information the Advocacy Surgery by contacting us on 020 8692 1862 or email info@lsup.org.uk

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Parents Advocacy

An advocate to help you if you are a parent with a learning disability. This can be when you are expecting a baby or if you already have a child.

You can find out more by calling us on 020 8692 1862 or emailing info@lsup.org.uk

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Self-Advocacy Groups & Meetings

Lewisham People’s Parliament

The Lewisham People’s Parliament is a big meeting for people with a learning disability.

We talk about a different subject at each meeting. We invite bosses to come to the Parliament so they can hear what you have to say. 

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Zoom Groups

We run speaking up groups on zoom. You can join in to speak up and find out about things. 

Sometimes we have special guests who join on zoom to talk about different subjects.

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The Big Group

A monthly speaking up group where you come to speak up and be heard. 

Sometimes we have special guests who come to talk to the group about different subjects.

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Women’s and Men’s speaking up groups

Separate smaller meetings for women or men where you can get together and speak up.

 

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You can find out more about our self-advocacy groups by contacting us on 020 8692 1862 or email info@lsup.org.uk

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Health Ambassadors Programme

The Health Ambassadors speak up about health in Lewisham and Lambeth. 

They talk to people about the things on the list below:

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  • Annual Health Checks.  Knowing what an annual health check is and how to get one.
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  • Cancer.
    Knowing about Cancer and how to get yourself checked
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  • Knowing about Covid and getting the vaccine. Knowing about and getting your flu-jab.
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  • Staying healthy and well. Like eating healthy food and doing exercise.

 

 

To find out more about the Health Ambassadors project contact us on 020 8692 1862 or email info@lsup.org.uk

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Training

Speak Up and Stop Hate Crime Training

We run free workshops for people in Lewisham to help people speak up and stop Disability Hate Crime. 

The workshops are run by two trainers with a learning disability with a supporter.

These workshops are for different groups of people.

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Training for people with learning disabilities

Workshops for people with learning disabilities are short six week courses of 2 hours a week.

They teach people what hate crime is and skills in how to train others.

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Training for professionals and staff groups

We do workshops for staff groups about what is a Learning Disability Hate Crime? 

How does it make people with learning disabilities feel? 

What can you do about it? How to spot it and how to report it.

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Training for school children

We do workshops for children about what is a Learning Disability Hate Crime?

How does it make people with learning disabilities feel? 

What can you do about it? How to spot it and how to report it.

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Other groups

We are also able to train self-advocates, who are people with learning disabilities, in other London Boroughs

In our training we include a hate crime film that we made with Advocreate. You can see one of the scenes below:

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We can come to you to give the training, or we can deliver the training on Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Book us now!

You can find out more about our training by contacting us on 020 8692 1862 or email  info@lsup.org.uk